2014

Corvus Gold Drills 33 metres @ 4.14 g/t Gold at Yellowjacket High-Grade Deposit, North Bullfrog Project, Nevada

Intersects New High-Grade Gold System at Air Track Hill 1,000 metres SW of Yellowjacket

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces initial assay results from three core holes along the northern extension of the Yellowjacket deposit, and two core holes from the western extension of the Sierra Blanca deposit, at the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada. Drill hole NB-13-368 at the Yellowjacket deposit returned 33.3 metres @ 4.14 g/t gold and is 140 metres along strike from the previously reported intersection (NB-13-360, 9.6 metres @ 6.34 g/t gold - NR13-32, December 5, 2013). Corvus has now reported results from within the high-grade Yellowjacket deposit at approximately 50 metre spaced drill fences over a current strike length of approximately 600 metres, within a structural zone ranging from 100-150 metres in width and to a nominal depth of about 150 metres. The system remains open in all directions and indications from RC grid drilling to the west and northeast suggest additional vein zones may be present in those areas.

Corvus is awaiting assays from another 26 drill holes which are a mix of core and RC drilling testing the strike extension of the Yellowjacket deposit and two newly discovered vein systems between Yellowjacket and Air Track Hill (Figure 1). Significantly, gold-tellurium mineralization, typically associated with bonanza grade gold systems, has now been discovered at Air Track Hill, located over a kilometre to the southwest of the Yellowjacket deposit and at the southwestern edge of the limit of the existing Sierra Blanca drilling.  This newly-discovered mineralization will be one of the focuses of the pending 2014 drilling program scheduled to begin at the end of January, 2014.

Yellowjacket Drilling

In drill hole NB-13-361, located 50 metres up dip from NB-13-360, the main vein thinned as it approached the surface. However, the stockwork around the vein returned 22.3 metres @ 0.82 g/t gold (Table 1, Figure 1). The vein interval in drill hole NB-13-367, located 70 metres along strike from NB-13-361, is hosted by dacite which is generally a poor vein host and has limited vein width development.  However, the vein and stockwork combined returned an intercept of 17.2 metres @ 1.15 g/t gold at relatively shallow depths (Table 1, Figure 1). NB-13-368 encountered a 2 metre wide vein with 27 g/t gold and good stockwork (Table 1). The intercept in NB-13-368 is 600 metres along strike from the original discovery hole NB-12-138 (Figure 1).

A number of holes which have cut the veins still have assays pending, including NB-13-369, 370 and 372. Gold and silver continue to occur in these intersections as very fine grains of electrum, native gold and acanthite, a leachable silver sulfide.

Jeff Pontius, Chief Executive Officer, stated: "The remarkable consistency and expansion potential of the mineralization in the Yellowjacket deposit is encouraging for outlining a major new high-grade gold discovery here in Nevada.  In addition, the discovery of a new broad higher grade oxide gold-tellurium zone at Air Track Hill represents a completely new style of gold mineralization that bodes well for developing other new Yellowjacket type high-grade zones.  With the results of each new hole returned from North Bullfrog, our assessment of the potential of this new Nevada Gold District grows."

Table 1: Significant intercepts* from recent core holes at Yellowjacket.
(Reported drill intercepts are not true widths.  At this time, there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate its true orientation in space.)

Hole ID
and
Orientation
From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
Comments
  25.3 30.5 5.2 0.15 0.65 Disseminated
  30.5 47.8 17.4 0.92 3.65 HW Stockwork
NB-13-361 47.8 49.2 1.4 0.78 Pending Main Vein
Az 25 49.2 52.8 3.5 0.34 0.96 FW Stockwork
Incl -45     22.3 0.82 Pending Vein + Main Stockwork
  52.8 90.8 38.1 0.16 0.70 FW Peripheral Stockwork
  97.3 105.4 8.1 1.28 3.16 HW Stockwork in dacite
NB-13-367 105.4 107.9 2.5 1.06 13.19 Main Vein
Az 90 107.9 114.5 6.6 1.02 2.48 FW Stockwork in dacite
Incl -42     17.2 1.15 4.37 Vein + Main Stockwork
  114.5 144.4 29.9 0.15 1.2 Disseminated
  144.4 185.9 41.5 0.40 1.53 Illite-pyrite Stockwork
  109.3 122.1 12.7 5.99 Pending HW Stockwork
NB-13-368 122.1 124.1 2.0 26.97 Pending Main Vein
Az 60 124.1 142.6 18.5 0.35 Pending FW Stockwork
Incl -45     33.3 4.14 Pending Vein + Main Stockwork
  142.6 194.1 51.5 0.30 1.45 FW Peripheral Stockwork
  194.1 245.4 51.3 0.15 0.6 Disseminated

*Intercepts calculated using a 0.1g/t gold cutoff and up to 1 metre of internal waste.

New Mineralization Style Found at Air Track Hill and New Structure Found at Sierra Blanca West

At Air Track Hill, located on the southwestern edge of the Sierra Blanca deposit, a new type of higher grade gold-tellurium mineralization has been discovered in hole NB-13-364 (Figure 1, Table 1). This type of mineralization is frequently associated with high-grade gold systems around the world, with the most famous being the Cripple Creek District in Colorado. Hole NB-13-364 revealed a shallow mineralized zone with 23 metres @ 1 g/t gold from 17 metres depth, including 4 metres of 2.2 g/t gold (Table 2). The silver to gold ratio of the mineralization is 1:10, which is exactly the opposite of the 10:1 ratio in the Yellowjacket quartz veins and much lower than the normal 1:1 ratio in the disseminated mineralization (Tables 1 and 2). The mineralization is hosted in a strongly altered pyroclastic unit with associated iron-oxide breccia veinlets. The average tellurium content of the zone is 5 ppm, with a high value of 36 ppm.  Initial structural data suggests that the mineralization has a north-easterly strike similar to the newly discovered vein type mineralization within the main Sierra Blanca deposit. Hole NB-13-365 was drilled to confirm the orientation of the mineralized zone (assays pending).

Core drilling on the northwestern edge of the Sierra Blanca deposit has also revealed a potentially new high-grade structural zone, thereby opening up potential mineralization to the west under an extensive area of shallow pediment cover.  This new zone is hosted in a dacite unit, which typically has been barren but this intersection and the one in hole NB-13-361 in the Yellowjacket deposit 700 metres to the east are changing that assumption.  Core hole NB-13-366 returned an intercept of 47 metres @ 0.9 g/t gold and 1 g/t silver from 41 metres depth (Table 2).

Table 2: Significant intercepts* from recent core holes at Air Track Hill and West Sierra Blanca.
(Reported drill intercepts are not true widths.  At this time, there is insufficient data with respect to the shape of the mineralization to calculate its true orientation in space.)

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
Comments
NB-13-364 17.1 40.0 22.9 1.04 0.1 Az 90 Incl -45
Including 28.3 32.6 4.3 2.21 0.2 Tellurium and mercury related
Including 35.9 37.7 1.8 2.64 0.2  
NB-13-366 10.4 13.9 3.5 0.94 0.4 Az 15 Incl -46
  41.5 88.8 47.4 0.93 1.3 Disseminated in altered dacite
Including 46.7 66.9 20.2 1.03 1.4  
Including 71.4 88.8 17.5 1.26 1.8  

*Intercepts calculated using a 0.1g/t gold cutoff and up to 1 metre of internal waste.

About the North Bullfrog Project, Nevada

Corvus controls 100% of its North Bullfrog Project, which covers approximately 68 km² in southern Nevada just north of the historic Bullfrog gold mine formerly operated by Barrick Gold Corporation.  The property package is made up of a number of leased patented federal mining claims and 758 federal unpatented mining claims.  The project has excellent infrastructure, being adjacent to a major highway and power corridor.

Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance

Jeffrey A. Pontius (CPG 11044), a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information that form the basis for this news release and has approved the disclosure herein.  Mr. Pontius is not independent of Corvus, as he is the CEO and holds common shares and incentive stock options.

The work program at North Bullfrog was designed and supervised by Russell Myers (CPG 11433), President of Corvus, and Mark Reischman, Corvus Nevada Exploration Manager, who are responsible for all aspects of the work, including the quality control/quality assurance program.  On-site personnel at the project log and track all samples prior to sealing and shipping.  Quality control is monitored by the insertion of blind certified standard reference materials and blanks into each sample shipment.  All resource sample shipments are sealed and shipped to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, for preparation and then on to ALS Chemex in Reno, Nevada, or Vancouver, B.C., for assaying.  ALS Chemex's quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999.  Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the analysis of reagent blanks, reference material and replicate samples.  Finally, representative blind duplicate samples are forwarded to ALS Chemex and an ISO compliant third party laboratory for additional quality control.

About Corvus Gold Inc.

Corvus Gold Inc. is a resource exploration company, focused in Nevada and Alaska, which controls a number of exploration projects representing a spectrum of early-stage to advanced gold projects.  Corvus is focused on advancing its 100% controlled Nevada, North Bullfrog project towards a potential development decision and continuing to explore for new major gold discoveries.  Corvus is committed to building shareholder value through new discoveries and leveraging noncore assets via partner funded exploration work into carried and or royalty interests that provide shareholders with exposure to gold production.

On behalf of
Corvus Gold Inc.

(signed) Jeffrey A. Pontius
Jeffrey A. Pontius,
Chief Executive Officer

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and US securities legislation.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement and cost of exploration programs, anticipated exploration program results and the timing thereof, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the potential for a new high-grade structural zone, and associated potential mineralization, to be located to the west of the Sierra Blanca deposit under an extensive area of shallow pediment cover, the potential for additional vein zones to be present to the west and northeast of the Yellowjacket zone, the potential to develop multiple Yellowjacket style high-grade zones, whether at Air Track Hill or elsewhere, the potential for the new area of mineralization discovered at Air Track Hill to have higher and/or bonanza grades, the potential for the North Bullfrog system to continue to grow and/or to develop into a major new higher-grade, bulk tonnage, Nevada gold discovery, the potential for dacite units on the property to host additional gold mineralization beyond that discovered so far, the potential for any mining or production at North Bullfrog, the potential for the identification of multiple deposits at North Bullfrog, the potential for the Company to secure or receive any royalties in the future, business and financing plans and business trends, are forward-looking statements.  Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events.  The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, variations in the market price of any mineral products the Company may produce or plan to produce, the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, the Company's inability to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company's 2013 Annual Information Form and latest interim Management Discussion and Analysis filed with certain securities commissions in Canada.  All of the Company's Canadian public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties.

Caution Regarding Adjacent or Similar Mineral Properties

This news release contains information with respect to adjacent or similar mineral properties in respect of which the Company has no interest or rights to explore or mine.  The Company advises US investors that the mining guidelines of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") set forth in the SEC's Industry Guide 7 ("SEC Industry Guide 7") strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC.  Readers are cautioned that the Company has no interest in or right to acquire any interest in any such properties, and that mineral deposits on adjacent or similar properties, and any production therefrom or economics with respect thereto, are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company's properties or the potential production from, or cost or economics of, any future mining of any of the Company's mineral properties.

This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.

 

 

SOURCE Corvus Gold Inc.

Image with caption: "Figure 1: Location of drill holes discussed in this news release. Red collars and traces indicate holes reported in this news release. Blue indicates holes for which assays are pending. Black indicates previously released results. Significant mineralized faults are shown in dark red. Hachured lines show outlines of present proposed pit designs. Topographic contour interval is 2 metres. (CNW Group/Corvus Gold Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140109_C7779_PHOTO_EN_35409.jpg




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